Pink Crape Myrtle
Pink crape myrtle is a small deciduous tree with prolific pink flowers that make it a favorite for beautifying the southern landscape. This tree is perfect for landscaping due to the beautiful blooms from early Summer to the first frost. Its blossoms appear as showy pink plumes at the tips of its graceful branches. After the flowers die and fall from the tree, small capsule-shaped fruit remains. The fruit stays all winter, providing interest along with the attractive bark that peels away to expose the handsome trunk which ranges from shades of brown to gray. As it grows, the tree develops a beautiful trunk and branch pattern.
Pink rape myrtle has small oval green leaves that turn yellow, orange or red before falling in late autumn.
Fast-growing, low-maintenance, and drought-tolerant, crape myrtle is hardy in Zones 6-10. It can reach 20 to 40 feet high and 10 to 15 feet wide, growing up to 3 feet each year. It does not bloom well in partial sun and may not bloom at all in the shade. It needs soil that is relatively moist but well-drained. The ideal soil pH for crape myrtle is neutral to slightly acidic (5.0 to 6.5).
This tree blooms on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring. Gradually removing side branches up to a height of four to five feet will expose the attractive bark on the trunks. During the growing season, clip off dead flowers for another lighter bloom.
Pink crape myrtle can be planted en masse to create an extraordinary outburst of intense color. It can be used as a lovely deciduous hedge or privacy screen or as an impressive focal point. It is perfect for framing a driveway, gate, or fence as its bright color and exciting trunk shape catches the eye.
These crape myrtle shrubs are shipped bare root (not in pots or containers). They will arrive during dormancy without foliage, blooms or greenery. They will bloom and flourish beautifully the upcoming Spring/Summer.
You can't go wrong however you decide to use pink crape myrtle.
ReviewsJackieThese are lovely. One of my favorite trees ever
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